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Scholarship program creates opportunities for students, teachers

For many students high school is a place of self-discovery, and for three former Janesville students those four years paved the way to their future career. Nicole Washington, Daniel Jackson and Jared Fox are the first of three former students to be hired as teachers through the district's multicultural scholarship. "No matter what life throws at you, you just stick to it. Set your eyes on the prize of what you want and you can do it," said Nicole Washington, teacher at Harrison Elementary School.

New biotech co. to bring 100 jobs to Madison

A California-based biotechnology company is expanding with a new facility in Madison that promises to bring more than 100 jobs, according to a news release. Gov. Scott Walker's office said Friday morning that PSC Biotech Corp.'s new subsidiary called BioTechnique is planned in University Research Park. BioTechnique will manufacture sterile injections for use in treating cancer at the 37,000-square-foot facility. The company is expected to be operating next year, and it's made a deal to create the 100 jobs within the next three years, according to Walker's news release. As part of the deal, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. will provide a $1 million loan to help purchase equipment. The company is investing $11.5 million in the project, according to the news release.

Man claims stolen goods from hippie named 'Shaggy'

A man arrested on a burglary warrant told police the stolen items officers found in his bag were bought from a hippie named "Shaggy." Madison police said Alexxander C. Crespo, 22, of Madison, was spotted walking on Regent Street early Monday morning after a homeowner on Commonwealth Avenue reported a thief inside his unlocked car. Crespo matched the description of the robber given by the homeowner, according to police. Officers said property stolen in other recent crimes was found in Crespo's backpack, including stolen credit cards and debit cards. Crespo said the items didn't belong to him and that he had bought them from a hippie downtown. He said he thought it was a good idea at the time.

Beloit manufacturing plant will close

Southeastern Container says it plans to close its Beloit plant by May. The plastic bottle manufacturing plant employs about 50 people. The Beloit Daily News reported that a letter to employees Thursday says production is being moved to facilities in either Bowling Green, Ohio or Effingham, Ill.

Ambulance passenger dies following traffic incident

A Monona family is dealing with the loss of two parents after an incident involving a private ambulance. The incident happened just after 5 p.m. Monday on South Fish Hatchery Road and Brendan Avenue. The elderly couple died within hours of each other early Tuesday afternoon.

Police: Man arrested on gun charge misunderstood concealed carry law

Madison police said a man who was arrested by officers after pulling a gun on another man claimed his arrest was illegal because he held a concealed carry permit issued by the state of Wisconsin. Police said Farhan J. M. Parekh, 23, and Brandon Z. Gabrielse, 24, were arguing over a woman at a home in the 1100 block of East Wilson Street when Parekh pointed a loaded gun at Gabrielse. Police said Gabrielse quickly fled the residence, but punched and damaged a door before leaving.

Officials: Unemployment creeps up in most Wisconsin cities

Unemployment rates crept up in most major Wisconsin cities last month, while most counties saw unemployment drop, according to state officials. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development released the latest local unemployment figures for May on Wednesday. The report shows that 11 cities saw rates drop or have no change between April and May while 21 saw an increase. However, none of those rose more than roughly one half of a percentage point.